Mary, near death, reveals to her daughter in law the unfathomable act she committed some fifty years ago. The man she had raised was not actually hers; Mary tells how she stole her son from another woman to raise as her own.
Her life had not been the fairy tale promised to her as a child leading her to commit heinous acts; these were not out of malice but out of a deep-seated desire to have a child of her own.
Mary befriends a young teenage girl who was all alone and pregnant in The City. Bringing her home to live with her and her husband, Mary secretly hopes to fill her maternal needs. Her being unable to have a child as a result of circumstances forced upon her at a young age, Mary hoped helping Beatrice would mend the hole in her soul.
After the child is born, Beatrice changes courses leaving Mary to do what she has to do. The young boy and his new family disappear to find a new life without his birth mother.
Both Mary and Beatrice’s lives were impacted by selfish people who used them for what they had to offer, their bodies. Each one forced to live in ways they had never imagined. The end result, each of them gave back to the world in unimaginable ways.